- Introduction and Earth's beginnings
- A cook's tour of the universe
- Plate Tectonics
- Earthquakes and the Earth's structure
- Volcanism and plutons
- How old are we?
- Development of the atmosphere
- Weathering and soils
- Past climates
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject introduces students to basic concepts in Environmental Science and provides them with a specific background on the composition and structure of the Earth. Students will study the development of the Earth from its cosmic beginnings to the current structure of the atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. The interaction between these components will be investigated and the environment of the Melbourne area will be used extensively to illustrate the topics studied. This subject contains independent fieldwork.
- Journal (8%)
- Journal Review (10%)
- Field Reports (30%)
- Book Review & Peer Assessment (12%)
- Online (40%)
Textbook information is pending.